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California Trip, Hoover Dam

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS0028_003


  • circa 1931-1936



A preliminary index of the film based on the version received has been created. • Clip 01.dv 00:00:14 clip of mountain scenery. • Clip 02.dv: 0 – 00:03:00 Opens with California scenery, construction of Hoover Dam; people in unidentified city before returning to dam, rural, mountain scenery; 00:07:18 sign for Top of Tennessee Pass in winter; 00:07:25 train in winter; 00:08:56 men wearing “Terraplane“ sweaters lined up on a mountain road next to their race cars, cars are shown racing away individually on a winding mountain/hill road from the camera and the clip ends at 00:10:01. • Clip 03.dv: 0 – picks up in middle of cars racing up hillside; spectators looking at cars with owners; 00:01:23 people gathering at viewing site on mountain; 00:01:49 Manitou & Pikes Peak Railway engine and car coming up the hillside, passengers disembarking, views down hillside; ends at 00:02:56.

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This film was received in digital format and had been divided into multiple clips before donation. Criss Library staff have edited the clips together here for ease of viewing.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Nebraska at Omaha Archives & Special Collections Repository

Archives & Special Collections
Dr. C.C. and Mabel L. Criss Library
6001 Dodge St.
Omaha Nebraska 68182-0237 United States